WebStorm 2021.2 Help

Remote host tool window

Use this tool window to view the folder structure of the target FTP/FTPS/SFTP servers and the data uploaded to them.

Getting Access to the Remote Host Tool Window

  • View | Tool Windows | Remote Host- the tool window can be accessed this way after you have opened it using the Tools | Deployment | Browse Remote Host command.

  • The tool window is available only when the FTP/SFTP Connectivity bundled plugin is enabled. The plugin is active by default. If not, activate it in the Plugins page of the Settings dialog.

Toolbar

ItemTooltip and ShortcutDescription
Remote hostFrom this drop-down list, select the desired remote host configuration.
the Browse buttonShift+EnterClick the browse button to add a new server.
Icons actions collapseall

Collapse All

Ctrl+NumPad -
Click this button to have all nodes in the view collapsed.
Icons actions refresh

Refresh

Ctrl+F5
Click this button to refresh the view.
Icons actions close

Close

Ctrl+Shift+F4
Click this button to close the tool window.

Context Menu

ItemDescription
Upload HereChoose this option to have the files from the currently opened project uploaded according to the selected configuration. If the action is invoked from the context menu of a file, the corresponding local file is uploaded. If the action is invoked from a folder, the entire folder is uploaded.
Download from hereChoose this option to download the selected file or folder to the currently opened. The existing local files will be updated and the missing files will be created.
NewChoose this option to create a new remote file or folder in the selected folder. The option is available only from the context menu of a folder.
RenameChoose this option to rename the selected file or folder.
DeleteChoose this option to remove the selected file or folder.
CutChoose this option to copy the name of the selected file or folder to the clipboard and remove the file or folder from the tree.
CopyChoose this option to copy the name of the selected file or folder to the clipboard.
PasteChoose this option to insert the previously copied name of a file or a folder into the tree.
Edit Local FileWhen you select a file and choose this option, WebStorm opens its local copy in the editor and moves the focus to the corresponding. The option is available only when the project with the corresponding local file is currently opened i the editor.
Sync with LocalChoose this option to compare the selected remote folder with its local version. In the Differences Viewer for Folders that opens, explore the differences and synchronize the files, where applicable. See comparing two folders in the difference viewer.

See Compare deployed files and folders with their local versions for details.

Compare with Local VersionChoose this option to compare the selected remote file with its local version. In the Differences Viewer for Files dialog that opens, explore the differences and apply them, if necessary, using the Replace from right button. For details, see Viewing Differences Between Files.

See Compare deployed files and folders with their local versions for details.

Edit Remote FileChoose this option to edit the selected file in the WebStorm editor without adding it to the currently opened project.

See Edit individual files on remote hosts for details.

Copy Path
Exclude PathChoose this option to exclude the selected folder from upload/download.

See Exclude files and folders from uploading and downloading for details.

Copy PathChoose this option to copy the absolute path to the selected file or folder on the server to the clipboard.
Last modified: 14 September 2021